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Thu Feb 10 2011

Support: Typology: PhD Student, MPI EVA, Leipzig, Germany

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        1.     Julia Cissewski , Typology: PhD Student, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig, Germany

Message 1: Typology: PhD Student, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig, Germany
Date: 10-Feb-2011
From: Julia Cissewski <cissewskieva.mpg.de>
Subject: Typology: PhD Student, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig, Germany
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Institution/Organization: Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology
Department: Linguistics
Web Address: http://www.eva.mpg.de/lingua/

Level: PhD

Duties: Research

Specialty Areas: Typology


Description:

Doctoral fellowship in linguistics

The Department of Linguistics of the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary
Anthropology (Leipzig) seeks candidates for a three-year doctoral fellowship in
linguistics. The candidates should be able to make contributions to the
department's areas of research.

The Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology studies human diversity
and human origins in a multidisciplinary perspective. The contribution of linguistics
to this goal lies in the study of the history and prehistory of languages (and
peoples) around the world (especially non-European languages), as well as the
current diversity of human languages (linguistic fieldwork on little-described and
endangered languages and language typology). The Department of Linguistics
collaborates with the Department of Evolutionary Genetics and the Max Planck
Research Group on Comparative Population Linguistics to compare the evidence
from linguistics and genetics for the prehistory of human populations. The largest
recent collaborative projects of the Department of Linguistics are the World Atlas
of Language Structures (http://wals.info/) and Loanword Typology
(http://wold.livingsources.org/). More information on these and other projects is
available on the institute's website (see below).

Doctoral fellows should already have an MA in Linguistics or an equivalent
qualification by the start of their fellowship, and be either registered or qualified to
register in a recognized doctoral program at a university or equivalent degree-
awarding institution. Doctoral fellows have the possibility of obtaining their doctoral
degree through the University of Leipzig (http:/www.uni-leipzig.de).

Regular participation in the department's talks, seminars and workshops is
expected. Except for approved absences (e.g. fieldwork, conferences, vacation),
the place of work is Leipzig. The fellowship is available from 01 October 2011, but
a later starting date may be negotiated, no later, however, than 01 January 2012.

There are no teaching obligations, but the opportunity for teaching in the linguistics
program of the University of Leipzig exists.

Good knowledge of English is required.

Applicants are requested to send a C.V., statement of research interests, and a
sample of written work on a relevant topic to the address given below
or by e-mail to: comrieeva.mpg.de (in which case supplementary materials
available only in hard copy should be sent to the mailing address below).

Applications Deadline: 04-Apr-2011

Mailing Address for Applications:
        Attn: Prof. Bernard Comrie
        Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology
        Deutscher Platz 6
        Leipzig D-04103
        Germany

Contact Information:
        Prof. Bernard Comrie
        comrieeva.mpg.de


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